Report says Grimshaw gets new two-year deal

Nick Grimshaw has been given a new two-year contract extension to stay on as the host of Radio 1’s breakfast show, according to a report.

A story in The Sun On Sunday stated that the extension means Grimshaw will stay as breakfast show presenter until 2019. It quoted a Radio 1 source as saying: “Nick’s got into his stride now.”

Since taking over from Chris Moyles in September 2012, Grimshaw initially endured falling ratings. His listenership figures in May 2013 of 5.83 million were the breakfast show’s lowest since 2003. However, they have now climbed so that his average of 6.29 million is the same as Moyles’ first year as breakfast show host.

Last week (March 3), Grimshaw was taken to hospital after swallowing glass in his drink while on air, but escaped unhurt. His predecessor Moyles admitted last month of trying to avoid paying £1 million in tax by claiming he was working as a second-hand car salesman.